comfort food


i’ve had a rough few days and needed some comfort food. and it can’t get any more comforting than mac & cheese. but I didn’t want to make an entire dish of it because that’s just asking for trouble. i would eat the whole thing and feel worse than i did before i needed the comfort food. so this recipe was perfect. single serving and mirowaveable!

homemade microwave mac & cheese


  • 1/3 cup whole grain elbow macaroni
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1/3 cup cheddar-jack shredded cheese (or more if you love cheese!)
  • 2 teaspoons milk
  • salt and pepper

in a microwave safe big soup mug or bowl add the whole grain elbow macaroni.


add 2/3 cup water to the macaroni. microwave for 6 minutes, stirring at 4 minutes, 2 minutes, and 1 minute. (microwave cooking time may vary depending on your microwave.)

the pasta will have a small amount of water left in it. do not drain it.

add the shredded cheddar-jack cheese.


return to the microwave for 30 to 45 seconds to melt the cheese. stir.

add 2 teaspoons of milk and stir well.


eat immediately to get that warm comforting feeling you need. and make a second serving if you have to. enjoy!



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